Angel, Jacqueline L. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Rutgers University
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions

Jacqueline L. Angel is professor of public affairs and sociology and a faculty affiliate at the Population Research Center and LBJ School Center for Health and Social Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. She did her postdoctoral training in mental health services research at Rutgers University and at the Pennsylvania State University Program in Demography of Aging. Her research examines health and retirement issues in the U.S., with a focus on older minorities, the impact of social policy on the Hispanic population and Mexican-American families. Dr. Angel is author/co-author/editor of 80 journal articles, 30 book chapters and 10 books. Her recent publications include Latinos in an Aging World, Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas and Handbook of the Sociology of Aging.

Dr. Angel is a fellow of the behavioral and social sciences section of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and a senior fellow at the UTMB School of Medicine's Sealy Center on Aging. She has been honored with the GSA Senior Service Scholar Award and the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize. In Austin, she is a member of the President's Council at Family Eldercare and was a 2013 recipient of the Jackie Lelong Visionary Leader Award.

Courses Taught
Media Expertise
  • Aging Policy
  • Global Public Health
  • Aging & Gerontology
  • Hispanic healthcare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Long-term Care
  • Healthcare


NewsApril 9, 2021
April 9: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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NewsDecember 16, 2020
Opinion: The time is now for a new 'New Deal'

"Despite the glaring polarization in our country today, we all want security, good health and the opportunity to succeed," write LBJ's Jacqueline Angel and Juan Fernando M. Torres-Gil. "The challenge is overcoming the differences amplified by the social and economic disparities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NewsNovember 9, 2020
Texas Latino voters were 'critical voting bloc' during 2020 election, experts say

Jacqueline Angel, a public affairs and sociology professor, said the Latino vote was a critical voting bloc for this year’s election. She said she was not surprised that so many Latino voters chose Republican candidates given the diversity of the community.

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